‘Both an interrogation of racist misogyny and a swift-paced, compelling thriller.’
Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for YAAngeline Boulley
An instant no. 1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of CrimeFest Best YA Crime Fiction Prize
Winner of the YA Fiction Goodreads Choice Awards
Shortlisted for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
A Time magazine pick for Best YA of All Time
Keep the Secret. Live the Lie. Earn your Truth.
For fans of Angie Thomas and Tommy Orange comes a ground-breaking YA thriller about a Native American teen who must root out the corruption in her community
Eighteen-year-old Daunis has always felt like an outsider with her mixed heritage, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation.
When she witnesses a murder, Daunis reluctantly agrees to go undercover. But secretly she pursues her own investigation, tracking down the culprits with her knowledge of traditional medicine.
As the bodies pile up, Daunis finds herself caught in a web of deceit that threatens the people she loves the most.
‘Raw and moving’ Cosmopolitan
‘A story that grips like a bulldog clip on your heart’ Katherine Rundell, author of The Good Thieves
‘Thrilling and heartwrenching’ Aisha Bushby, author of A Pocketful of Stars
‘A swift-paced, compelling thriller’ Guardian
‘A story that grips like a bulldog clip on your heart.’
'Raw and moving, the intricacies of family loyalty and who comes first are deftly and sensitively explored. Firekeeper's Daughter sensitively touches on crimes and lack of accountability against indigenous women in the Native American community and identity. Boulley has crafted a nuanced and refreshing protagonist.'
‘Both thrilling and heartwrenching, with twists and turns I didn't see coming.’
‘Immersive and enthralling, Firekeeper’s Daughter plunges the reader into a community and a landscape enriched by a profound spiritual tradition. Full of huge characters and spellbinding scenes, it gives a fascinating insight into life on and off the reservation, with Daunis as a tough and resourceful heroine through every vicissitude.’
‘In this momentous YA debut, Angeline Boulley pulls from her Ojibwe background to craft her incredible protagonist.’
'Firekeeper's Daughter is a gripping and unforgettable story of family, community and identity told through the eyes of a protagonist so powerfully realised on the page, you'll swear you can hear her heart beat. Daunis Fontaine is a force to be reckoned with – and so is Angeline Boulley. This is one bold, uncompromising and elegantly crafted debut.'
'Intricate and moving. Boulley takes the reader on an incredible journey with the assurance of a veteran novelist.'
'What do you get when you combine Tommy Orange, Angie Thomas, and Tomi Adeyemi? This genre-bending new YA thriller.'
‘One of this year's most buzzed about young adult novels.’
'A rare and mesmerising work that blends the power of a vibrant tradition with the aches and energy of today’s America. This book will leave you breathless!'
‘Sharp turns and charming characters... Hitting hard when it comes to issues such as citizenship, language revitalization, and the corrosive presence of drugs on Native communities, this novel will long stand in the hearts of both Native and non-Native audiences.’